Wheeler’s Sotol

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Wheeler’s Sotol

Dasylirion wheeleri
Wheeler’s Sotol
4

6 feet
4

6 feet
Southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun; evergreen, with long, strappy blue-gray leaves. One of the most ornamental of all desert plants. Tall flower stalks appear in summer, attracting hummingbirds. This pale sotol performs well on thin soils and well drained rocky slopes (avoid wet, heavy clays and mulch). Be careful using it around narrow walkways; the leaf margins are serrated with sharp teeth.

Maintenance

None needed. Spent leaves dangle skirtlike around the trunk; these are sometimes removed for a palm-like effect.

Features

Plant Type:
Agave/Yucca
Size:
4-6' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream, Yellow
Bloom Time:
May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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